EndNote Online

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About EndNote Online

About the software

EndNote provides tools to:

  • Collect and organise references retrieved when searching online resources
  • Generate bibliographics lists
  • Insert and format in-text citations and reference lists in Microsoft Word


The current web version is freely available to all users; University members qualify for an enhanced account.

See also EndNote Desktop

Obtaining the software

Staff and Students

EndNote Online is available to anyone, but members of the University of York qualify for an enhanced account.

Once you have registered to use EndNote Online, you can access it from anywhere with a computer connected to the Internet.


How to register

  1. Go to http://www.myendnoteweb.com
  2. Validate your University membership by choosing the institutional login link.
  3. From the Institutional (Shibboleth) Users Sign In list select UK Federation and Go
  4. Enter University of York as the organisation and choose Continue - if a University Log In screen is displayed enter your username and password.
  5. Return to the EndNote sign in screen (www.myendnoteweb.com) and choose Sign up.
  6. Register with your University email address
  7. Complete the registration form, making sure that you read the Password Guidelines before choosing a suitable password.

Note: To check you have the enhanced version select Format | Bibliography and view the bibliographic style list; the enhanced account will display an extensive list of styles, including York specific styles such as UoY - Harvard.

If you are not seeing York specific styles, such as 'UoY - Harvard', in the styles list

Log out of Endnote Online and repeat steps 1-3 above before logging back in. This should provide access to the enhanced features. If you only ever access Endnote from off-campus you will need to use the institutional login option at least once per year to maintain access to the enhanced features available to University of York members.

Expiry of EndNote Online enhanced accounts

After you have left the University, the account will be 'downgraded' to a Standard account, but none of your data will be lost in the process.

Documentation, training and support


  • A Getting Started Guide, is available on the My References page in EndNote Online.
  • Reference management guide - getting started.